BREAKING: House Republicans Vote To Oust Liz Cheney From House GOP Leadership
Rep. Liz Cheney was removed from the No. 3 leadership position in the House of Representatives on Wednesday morning in a closed-door vote, but the Wyoming Republican — who held the GOP conference chairman post — stayed defiant until the end.
Cheney had been adamant in her opposition to former President Donald Trump and what she claims are his “dangerous lies” about the 2020 election being stolen from him, placing her at odds with other House Republicans who tried to move on from the January 6 Capitol Hill riot and unite the party in order to win the 2022 midterm elections.
BREAKING: Liz Cheney has been ousted from her leadership position
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 12, 2021
The Wyoming lawmaker was ousted by a voice vote, and after the Capitol meeting, she took a swing at former President Trump.
“I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office,” Cheney said after she was removed from the post.
“We have seen the danger that he continues to provoke with his language. We have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the Constitution, and I think it’s very important that we make sure whomever we elect, is somebody who will be faithful to the Constitution,” Cheney claimed.
Liz Cheney immediately after she was ousted from House leadership: "I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office." pic.twitter.com/mxrPHqtRup
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Cheney — who served as the No. 3 GOP in the House — was a fierce and consistent critic of the former Republican chief executive.
She was among the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach the Republican president including Tom Rice (South Carolina), Rep. Dan Newhouse (Washington), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Illinois), Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), Rep. Fred Upton (Michigan), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (Washington), Rep. Peter Meijer (Michigan), Rep. John Katko (New York) and Rep. David Valadao (California).
She supports the claims of Democrats that former President Trump “incited an insurrection” and triggered the chaos through his social media posts.
Cheney was also earlier censured by the Wyoming Republican Committee for her impeachment vote.
Meanwhile, a vote on who will succeed Cheney on her position will be held at a later date.
Reports said Rep. Elise Stefanik (New York), is likely to be voted to replace Cheney with the endorsement of former President Trump. She also got the backing of two Republican House leaders: Reps. Kevin McCarthy (California) and Steve Scalise (Louisiana).
The former president welcomed the decision to oust Cheney immediately after the vote as he blasted the former vice president’s daughter.
Trump already earlier encouraged his followers to “get rid” of Cheney at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February, telling his audience that “hopefully they’ll get rid of her for the next election” — for repeatedly siding with Democrats in the two impeachment efforts launched during his term.
BREAKING: Trump statement on Liz Cheney: “I look forward to soon watching her as a Paid Contributor on CNN or MSDNC!” pic.twitter.com/8f94cCy0qp
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 12, 2021
“Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being,” former President Trump said in a statement.
“I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party. She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our country. She is a talking point for Democrats,” he added.
“I look forward to soon watching her as a paid contributor on CNN or MSNBC.”